purulent

 /ˈpjʊərʊlənt/



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
pu•ru•lent  (py&oobreve;rə lənt, py&oobreve;
ryə-),
 
adj. 
  1. Pathologyfull of, containing, forming, or discharging pus;
    suppurating:a purulent sore.
  2. Pathologyattended with suppuration:purulent appendicitis.
  3. Pathologyof the nature of or like pus:purulent matter.
Etymology:
  • Latin pūrulentus, equivalent. to pūr-, stem of pūs pus + -ulentus -ulent
  • 1590–1600
puru•lent•ly, adv. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

purulent /ˈpjʊərʊlənt/ adj
  1. of, relating to, or containing pus
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin pūrulentus, from pus

ˈpurulence, ˈpurulency n



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